Comprehensive film of San Francisco, California and vicinity shot in the summer of 1941.
¥ 13:57:09:14- 13:57:32:12
Nice aerial seriesÑin every shot we see the shadow of the plane. Starts over Marin County, cuts to view of the wing of the plane and a residential development below, cut to green fields, cut to dry, brown land, cut to suburbs, and finally end with grassless land and the prominent shadow of the plane.
¥ 13:57:55:12- 13:58:02:12
Pan of the airport's "passenger station" in San Francisco. People stand waiting for a plane to unload its passengers. The wing of the plane is in the foreground.
¥ 13:58:10:26- 13:58:30:12
Medium shot of a sign stating "San Francisco Airport, Airline Passengers, August 1941." Cut to a nice pan of the San Francisco airportÑits parking lot and various buildings.
¥ 13:58:36:21- 13:59:03:00
Another pan of the airport. It begins with the image of a plane taking off, moves over for us to view the "Skywalk Cafe" and cars driving along the road. Cut to the front of the airport where a man walks out of the center building.
¥ 13:59:33:20- 14:00:11:12
Nice shaky driving POV down Market Street going towards the Embarcadero (bustling sidewalks and businesses to the side). Cut to a different view of people running across the street. We approach the waterfront building and can also see the Lincoln Hotel.
¥ 14:01:58:21- 14:02:10:04
Interesting, chaotic shot at Market and Ellis StreetsÑwe see the tops of people's heads as they cross the street with the Embarcadero in the background. Ends with a pan up a tall building.
¥ 14:03:03:11- 14:03:32:23
Cars make their ways down a Russian Hill street with a view of the Bay Bridge in the distance.
¥ 14:03:59:18- 14:04:06:21
Beautiful shot from the bottom of a long street (on a hill). The sun shines at the top of the streetÑthe buildings and people on the sidewalk look dark in comparison.
worth noting: many short shots of Chinatown Ñ schoolgirls, businessmen, shopkeepers, and more.
¥ 14:11:01:16- 14:11:26:26
Nice pan of restaurant strip on Fisherman's Wharf Ñ Tom Tom's, Joe's, and others (nice signs). Sea gulls sit on top of the buildings, and cars are parked in front of the restaurants.
¥ 14:11:27:11- 14:11:47:25
Montage of restaurants in Fisherman's Wharf. We see several crab and fish restaurants with nice signs and DiMaggio's (with a baseball atop the building). The tops of ships are visible behind the buildings.
worth noting: short shots of men working on a fish boat
¥ 14:16:43:20- 14:17:37:20
Wobbly shot of a silver, seaplane taxiing on the San Francisco Bay before taking off. Cut to front view of the plane taking off into the air.
¥ 14:18:21:24- 14:18:36:27
Soft focus of an old Key System electric train pulling into a station (people stand on the platform). People get on and off the crowded train.
San Francisco, Calif. (History and culture) California (History and culture) 1940s Aerials Aircraft Golden Gate Bridge Airports San Francisco International Airport Airline operations Trolleys Streetcars Transportation Automobiles (1940s) Cities Crowds Sidewalks Buildings Chinatown (San Francisco) Pedestrians Coit Tower (San Francisco) Telegraph Hill (San Francisco) Fisherman's Wharf (San Francisco) Home movies Amateur movies Fishing boats Boats and boating (Fishing boats) Crabs Lobsters Food (sold on street) Point-of-view shots (driving) Aircraft (Flying boats) Aircraft (China Clippers) Pan American Airways Locomotives Railroad stations